Solway Lass

FROM: $499

Departure Times

Departs: 4:00pm - Please Enquire
Returns: 1:00pm - Please Enquire

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $570 $499 AUD / Person - Shared Accommodation (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $612 $579 AUD / Person - Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Guests) ($1158 Total) (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $612 $579 AUD / Person - Private Twin Cabin (Max 2 Guests) ($1158 Total) (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $682 $649 AUD / Person - Private Double Cabin with Ensuite (Max 2 Guests) ($1298 Total) (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $682 $649 AUD / Person - Private Twin Cabin with Ensuite (Max 2 Guests) ($1298 Total) (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $583 $549 AUD / Person - Private Triple Cabin (Max 3 Guests) ($1647 Total) (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $557 $499 AUD / Person - Private Quad Cabin (Max 4 Guests) ($1996 Total) (Between: 01 May 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)

Sail, relax, snorkel, and explore on a classic tall ship! Perfect for everyone! 

  • Unique to the Whitsundays the only overnight Tallship in Australia
  • Premium tour, Enjoy air conditioning and plenty of space on board to relax and lay back
  • Ideal for Romantic couples, solo travellers,  groups travelling together, 
  • Enjoy the rope swing or sunbake in the bow nets - unique to Solway Lass!
  • Guaranteed to Visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and enjoy plenty of snorkelling

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Solway Lass is the best way to experience a traditional sailing trip around the Whitsundays - with history below your feet and sails above! The billowing sails, wooden details and friendly crew give her the extra touch needed to make Solway an unforgettable tour. While onboard guests will get the chance to snorkel, visit Whitehaven Beach and relax for the ultimate Whitsundays experience. 

Highlights & Features:

  • Authentic sailing experience
  • Air-conditioned cabins
  • Saloon area with a licensed bar
  • Hot showers and 240V power available on board
  • Meals freshly-prepared onboard
  • Enjoy swinging from the Tarzan rope!
  • Sunbake on the bow nets
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuits provided
  • Large spacious decks and cabins
  • Private and shared cabins available
  • Send yourself back in time
  • Licensed bar on board
  • Glass bottom tender.

This 2 day tour attracts a mixed group, with several accommodation types available, giving this tour a fun, friendly feel! She is a stable vessel which sails around the Whitsunday islands leading you on a journey that will include plenty of activities and plenty of sights to see! Your nights will be spent in a comfortable cabin which is lined with cedar and teak and softly lit with a modern brass lantern, leaving you feeling relaxed in the heart of this historical boat.

Solway Lass is also available for Private Charter.

Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach 
Journey to Whitsunday Island, where it is time to hit up the famous Whitehaven Beach! You will have plenty of time to soak up the sun, go for a refreshing swim, even wade among harmless baby sharks and stingrays.

Hammocks on the beach whitsundays, whitehaven

Hill Inlet Lookout
Be sure to have your cameras ready because you won't want to miss the opportunity to capture the most incredible view of the swirling sands of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach! Your tour guide will take you for a scenic bush walk up to the lookout to enjoy the view and take some photos.

hill inlet lookout

Solway Lass will give you plenty of opportunities to hop in the water and check out the amazing fringing reefs of the Whitsundays! We will take you to some of the most colourful and diverse reefs around, giving you a chance to explore the underwater world and see all it has to offer. All snorkelling equipment and tuition is included, ensuring you're comfortable in the water and able to enjoy the reefs for the ultimate experience.

Solway Lass is one of the most impressive sailing boats in the Whitsundays. Her sheer size and billowing sails makes her a sight to see as she weaves her way around the islands. Watch as your crew skillfully climbs the masts to sets the sails, allowing the power of the wind to take you around. Don't forget to ask the skipper for a turn at the helm taking the chance to steer Solway for yourself!  

Additional Fun! 
Solway Lass has stand-up paddleboards that are free for passengers to use, offering another way to enjoy the stunning Whitsundays and its warm, blue waters! You can also enjoy a bit of extra fun back on board with the fun rope swing! Take the leap and swing into the water with a splash as everyone looks on. And don't forget to take a turn sitting in the bow nets up front, dangling your feet out over the water as you relax!

There is also a glass bottom tender onboard - perfect for those who aren’t keen on snorkelling but still want to see the fish! A one of a kind feature on overnight boats in the Whitsundays! 


Solway Lass Floorplan

Solway Lass is a comfortable vessel, featuring air-conditioning, separate male and female bathrooms as well as 11 private double, twin or shared cabins. The cabins are appointed with brass lamps, cedar and oak timbers, personal reading lamps and comfy beds. She was originally launched in 1902 and is 88 feet long.

  • Shared accommodation: Single bed in either a 4 share or 6 share cabin with shared amenities
  • Private double cabin: One double bed in a private cabin with shared amenities 
  • Private twin cabin: Two single beds in bunk formation in a private cabin with shared amenities
  • Private double/twin cabin: One double bed with a single bunk above it in a private cabin with shared amenities for 2 guests
  • Private triple cabin: One double bed with a single bunk above it in a private cabin with shared amenities for 3 guests
  • Private double/twin ensuite cabins: One double bed with a single bunk above it in a private cabin with a private bathroom
  • Private triple ensuite cabins: One double bed with a single bunk above it in a private cabin with a private bathroom for 3 guests*
  • Private quad cabin: One double bed + Two Singles above the double or Four singles in bunk formation in a private cabin with shared amenities

*To book please select Private Double with ensuite + 1 additional share single

Solway lass, on Anchor Tongue bay

Sample Menu

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More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Change of clothes
  • Small, zipperless overnight bag 
  • Sunscreen

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Licensed bar
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All Marine Park fees
  • Wet weather jackets if needed
  • Environmentally friendly bag provided upon check-in

What's Extra

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (licensed vessel - NO BYO).
  • Any dietary requirements (such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten-free diets and dairy/lactose-free) will need to pay a surcharge of $15 per person payable on check in. Kosher and Halal diets are unable to be catered for.

Holiday Surcharges:

  • Tours at sea between the 24th of December to the 2nd of January will incur a local payment once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.
  • Tours departing on Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday will incur a once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outside the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

"Great boat, crew were amazing! Would highly recommend"
Billy Halliday-Scharwei
"Solway Lass was sold to us as a pirate ship experience and didn't disappoint. We had all the sails up and went to Whitehaven, alongside snorkelling at various locations in the islands. I also got an anklet made by the crew :) "
"Wow! What a fun 2 days out at the Whitsunday Islands. My girlfriend and I just got back from the Solway Lass 2 day/ 2 night tour and had the most unbelievable experience! We saw whales, dolphins, turtles and loads of other marine life. The crew are so much fun and very knowledgeable about the Islands and the history of the vessel. It was so interesting to hear about it all. We’ll be telling all our friends to go on this tour for sure! Best part of my Australia holiday, hands down"
" Great trip, plenty of food and even the chance to raise the sails. The snorkelling at Mackerel Bay was a real highlight and the Tarzan swing definitely got a good workout! Will recommend to friends"
"We really enjoyed our relaxing trip on Solway - do yourself a favour and experience a real piece of maritime history on this historic sailing boat. Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet were stunning and that water! Wow! Thank you to the Solway Crew for a memorable trip."
"The crew was very friendly, professional and relaxed. The food was very good. We had a nice and international group with families, couples and singles. We loved the sailing, snorkeling and the beach time. We really recommend this trip!"
Jann H
"This was the best trip I went on during my stay in Australia. The crew was very nice, friendly, and humorous. We had a great group, which made the entire cruise a whole lot better. We got to do a lot of activities including paddle boarding, snorkelling, rope swinging, and sailing. We got to help set out the sails as well, which was very nice. Lots of fun with the crew, and lots of great food made as well!"
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